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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Jaguars fire coach Gus Bradley; Spurs retire Tim Duncan’s jersey 12.19.16 at 8:23 am ET
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NFL: Carolina at Washington, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: Western Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Eastern Michigan at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: St. Francis  at Marquette, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Tennessee State at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Delaware State at Indiana, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Colorado at Air Force, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Mississippi State at Southern Miss, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Southeast Missouri State at DePaul, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Stanford at SMU, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Women’s college basketball: Ohio State at Connecticut, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football: Central Michigan at Tulsa, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)


— The Jaguars fired coach Gus Bradley on Sunday, mere hours after Jacksonville’s 21-20 loss to the Texans. That loss was the Jaguars’ ninth straight and dropped the team to 2-12 on the season.

Bradley leaves Jacksonville with the second-worst winning percentage of NFL coaches who have coached at least 50 games.

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell is expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to announce the interim coach for the final two games of the season.

The decision was made by the team’s owner, Shad Khan, who spoke of Bradley’s dedication to the team in a statement on Sunday.

“As anyone close to our team knows, Gus gave his staff and players literally everything he had. Our players competed for Gus and I know they have great respect for him, as do I,” the statement read.  ” … It is unfortunately evident that we must make a change. I thought it would be best to do it immediately after today’s result so Gus can step away, relax and regroup with his family during the Christmas and holiday season.”

The Jaguars are 14-48 since Bradley became coach in 2013. After being fired, Bradley returned home from Houston on the team charter.

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Report: David West agrees with Spurs for $1.5 million, passing on $12.6 million from Pacers 07.07.15 at 9:43 am ET
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David West

On Monday, the Spurs struck a deal with former Pacers forward David West for a veteran minimum contract for next season, according to’s David Aldridge. The deal cannot officially be announced until the signing period resumes Thursday.

Bucking the trend of other NBA free agency paydays, West chose the Spurs’ $1.5 million offer after opting out of his Pacers deal that would have paid him $12.6 million.

West’s arrival comes on the heels of Manu Ginobili‘s return to San Antonio, which was announced earlier in the day Monday.

Ginobili and West follow LaMarcus Aldridge, the biggest free agent get of 2015, and add to an already potent Spurs rotation featuring five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan and former MVP candidate Tony Parker.

In all likelihood, West will come off the bench, as they also just re-signed reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard to a five year, $90 million contract extension.

West averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 boards for the Pacers last year. He reportedly turned down offers of more money from other contenders, including the Cavaliers, Warriors and Wizards.

“At this point in my career, it’s all about winning,” West said in a recent interview with WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. “And again, I don’t want to be in a position where we’re just fighting to make the playoffs. I want to be in a spot where we can legitimately taste the Finals.”

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Report: Tim Duncan to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge 06.30.15 at 10:14 am ET
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According to reports, Tim Duncan will join Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich as part of the Spurs’ group that will recruit Trail Blazers free agent LaMarcus Aldridge Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

Duncan’s participation in this operation indicates his likeliness to re-sign with the Spurs for at least one more year. He and fellow member of “The Big Three,” Manu Ginobili, make up a portion of a large free agent class the Spurs have. Duncan and Ginobili have yet to formally announce their plans.

Previously, Duncan helped court Jason Kidd during free agency in 2003, but his trip to LA marks the first time he will have traveled to recruit a player to San Antonio.

The Lakers, Rockets, Mavericks, Raptors and Suns are also vying for Aldridge’s services, but many have speculated the Spurs are frontrunners to land the Dallas, Texas, native.

Aldridge averaged 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and a block for the Blazers last season. The former Longhorn has averaged at least 20 points and eight rebounds in each of the past five seasons.

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Spurs’ Tim Duncan exercises option, will return for 2014-15 season 06.24.14 at 9:26 am ET
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Apparently, five championship rings aren’t enough for Tim Duncan.

The Spurs forward chose to exercise the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return for his 18th NBA season, the team announced Monday. He will make about $10.3 million next season in the final year of a two-year agreement.

The Spurs defeated the Heat in five games to capture their fifth NBA title, all of which Duncan has been a part of. Duncan said after Game 5 that he would take some time after the season to think about his future.

Now Duncan and company will try to win back-to-back titles for the first time in franchise history.

The 38-year-old Duncan averaged 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game last season.

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Report: Tim Duncan to sign three-year extension with Spurs 07.10.12 at 12:31 pm ET
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According to Yahoo! Sports’ Johnny Ludden, Spurs center Tim Duncan is set to sign a three-year deal with the team this week.

The report says that the deal is “expected to be in the trange of the three-year, $34 million deal Kevin Garnett reached with the Boston Celtics” prior to free agency.

Duncan was chosen by the Spurs first overall in the 1997 draft. The 36-year-old averaged 15.4 points and nine rebounds per game last season.

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Spurs’ Tim Duncan out indefinitely with sprained ankle 03.23.11 at 9:26 am ET
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Spurs star Tim Duncan is on crutches and out indefinitely with a sprained left ankle, the team said Tuesday. Duncan injured the ankle early in Monday’s win over the Warriors when he landed awkwardly after making a jumper.

He passed an MRI test Tuesday with no signs of structural damage, but the Spurs won’t know how long he’ll be out until later this week at the earliest. He’ll miss at least the next three games, though.

“It structurally looks good,” said general manager R.C. Buford. “We will have a better idea of what the timeline is in the next 48 hours.”

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